Father Christmas isn’t coming along as quickly as I had hoped. The directions have you stuff the head, then transfer the face onto it.
Fortunately the face was already drawn for us, but I had no idea how to get it from the page to the stuffed head. Unstuffed I could have used a light box, but not after it was stuffed. Some research revealed the existence of a substance called artist’s transfer paper, which could be used for such tasks. Then I had to acquire some.
We are fortunate to have both a Michael’s and a Hobby Lobby here. Of course our Michael’s is the home of the grossly unhelpful staff, so of course I couldn’t find it there.
If you know where something is in the store, Michael’s will probably have it, and you’ll be happy. If you don’t know where it is, or you don’t even know what it looks like, the staff will frustrate you beyond belief. They can’t just walk over and show you where and what it is–they point in some vague direction or play dumb about the entire matter. They may even (discreetly–I saw that!) roll their eyes and give you an unintelligible answer.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have hours to meander through Michael’s looking for something specific. I try to stay out of there, but I was in that shopping center and decided to see if things had changed. I came out disappointed, as usual!
Anyway, I finally found some at Hobby Lobby. (The staff there, when you can find them where you need them, is much more helpful!) I had some trouble using it, but I did finally get the face on.
As with anything I do, it isn’t perfect, but it’s on there!
I hope to get moving any time now!